Arjun Ganesh – Mridangam

Born in Kumbakonam, Arjun Ganesh is a versatile and renowned Mridangam artiste in the field of Carnatic music. Melody, impeccable playing for the compositions and aesthetic mathematics characterize Arjun Ganesh’s Mridangam Playing. He is the disciple of Legendary Mridanga Vidwan Poongulam Sri R. Sabesa Iyer, who developed the Thiruvarur Bani. Many of his students are becoming well known in the performance circuit. He is an A graded artiste of All India Radio and Doordarshan and has been performing for the past 3 decades. 

Arjun is one of the most sought-after artists of his generation. He has been fortunate to accompany some of the senior most artists in the field such as Sri T.K. Govinda Rao, Dr M. Balamuralikrishna, Sri T.V. Gopalakrishnan, Sri T.V. Sankaranarayanan, Sri Sanjay Subrahmanyan, Smt  Aruna Sairam, Malladi Brothers, Neyveli Sri R. Santhanagopalan, Smt S. Sowmya, Smt Visaka Hari, Sri Unni Krishnan and others. He has also performed in prestigious venues in India and abroad, and regularly performs concert tours all over the world. 

Arjun Ganesh is the founder of ‘LAYA-AALAYA’ Mridangam School, teaching mridangam for more than eighty students over the past fifteen years in Chennai. 

He has won many Awards and Titles such as

Asthana Vidwan from Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham, Kanchipuram. 

Best Mridangam Artiste Award from The Music Academy Madras for 4 consecutive years. 

Outstanding Young Mridangam Artiste received from Padma Vibushan Umayalpuram Sri K Sivaraman’s organisation Laya Lavanya Fine Arts Foundation, 2018

Yagnaraman Award of  Youth Excellence from Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, 2017 

Best Concert Award from The Music Academy Madras, 2013 

Sri Palghat Mani Iyer Award from Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, 2013 

Madura Murali Puraskar conferred by Dr M. Balamuralikrishna on his birthday, 2012 

Talent Promotion Award from Narada Gana Sabha,  2011 and 2009

Best Mridangam Artiste from Tamil Nadu Iyal Isai Nataka Mandram, Govt. of Tamil Nadu, 2006 

First Prize in ‘Spirit of Youth Concert Series’ from The Music Academy Madras, 2006

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